Alexi Petrov was the born into the Russian mafia. He was also betrothed to the daughter of one of the most ruthless crime families in Russia. 

He escaped to the US with his mother when he was five years old and began a new life with a new name, Alex Stone.  He never knew about the baby girl who was to become his future wife.

Twenty-nine years later … a beautiful blonde catches his eye on a beach in Brazil while he is working a case for Black Stone Investigations. She is not only drop dead gorgeous, she’s also the sniper who has her rifle trained on him a few days later.  A single shot is fired, and she goes down.  

Weeks later, she shows up in New York, his home turf.  She’s bandaged but still breathtakingly beautiful.  Alex has done some digging and he knows she’s the daughter of one of the most ruthless crime lords in Russia, but the rest is a mystery. He wants answers and is willing to do whatever it takes to get them.


“Two consecutive life sentences for the terrorist charges plus fifteen years for the abduction of Jordan Sinclair,” the Judge says.  They think this is over, they couldn’t be more wrong, the fun is just about to begin.

Six months later … it’s time, the plan is finally complete. The note is short, but the instructions are clear, “Loading dock tomorrow afternoon,” is all it says.  I know the details, I’m the one who came up with them.  I’ve just been waiting for confirmation of the place and time to begin the next phase of my life.  I smile to myself as I slip the note into my mouth and start to chew.

Mr. Black Excerpt


I board the private jet and settle into one of the luxurious seats while I wait for Alex to arrive. I pull out my laptop and phone and set them on the table in front of me, hoping to catch up on a few emails while I wait. The flight attendant hustles over and introduces herself.

“Hi, I’m Katy. I’ll be taking care of you on this flight. Can I get you something to drink before we take off?”

I glance at her long enough to note her red hair, and age her at twenty-something. “Black coffee, please,” I say. She hurries away and I turn back to my MacBook.

My partner and I started Black Stone Investigations four years ago after I left the FBI. I was recruited by the FBI straight out of university after completing degrees in psychology and law. I trained with them and worked as a criminal profiler for years. I wanted more control over the work I do and the people I work with, so my best friend and now partner and I started Black Stone Investigations.

My partner, Alex Stone, is a computer genius and one of the best hackers on the planet. He graduated top of his class from MIT and then spent a few years with a special forces black-ops unit.  We have been friends most of our lives. Starting a business together seemed like a no-brainer since our combined skills are sought out by governments and companies around the world. We provide some of the best intel out there—hell, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say we are among the best in the world. This trip to San Francisco was to give a lecture on the anti-terrorist software that we have created.

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Nancy Carolyn Brown is an author of contemporary romance, fond of writing love stories about hunky badass men endowed with massive hearts, and strong heroines with just the right mix of sweet and sass… flaming hot chemistry and thrilling nail-biting suspense is always guaranteed!

She loves cosmos and chocolate and a swoony good book with a strong storyline.

She lives in sunny southern Alberta, Canada with her high school sweetheart husband and naughty Bengal cat. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys the simple things in life like spending time with family and friends, reading, and running with her favorite playlist blasting in her ears.